Some 40 percent of federal contracting dollars go to firms that break worker safety, health and wage laws, a new report says.
Here are the news stories of interest to Teamsters today, December 19, 2016.
The trail of painkillers leads to West Virginia's southern coalfields, to places like Kermit, population 392. There, out-of-state drug companies shipped nearly 9 million highly addictive — and potentially lethal — hydrocodone pills over two years to a single pharmacy in the Mingo County town.
This week truck drivers across Europe are demanding that IKEA end exploitation in its supply chain. Contractors who deliver goods to IKEA and other large retailers in Western Europe are exploiting vulnerable immigrant drivers and driving down standards.
Judge Loretta Preska of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday approved the appointment of the Honorable Barbara S. Jones to serve as the Independent Review Officer for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Independent Disciplinary Office.
(SOUTH EASTON, Mass.) – Nine employees that work for the Raynham Center Water District in Raynham, Mass. voted to join Teamsters Local 653 in South Easton, Mass., securing a strong voice to represent them on the job.